The final Sunday nighter of the regular season is a dandy, in which San Francisco will either remain the NFC's No. seed or drop to No. The 49ers (12-3 SU, 8-6-1 ATS), who in Week 15 tumbled from first to fifth, got back to No.

Seattle likes the close ones Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Of the two other teams since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger who won nine of their first 14 games by 7 points or fewer, one went on to win a Super Bowl: the 1986 New York Giants. The other team, the 1978 Houston Oilers, lost to eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game. Those teams share some characteristics with the 2019 Seahawks — namely, a reliance on the running game relative to the league average.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is inactive for Sunday's game at Philadelphia with a hip injury. Clowney did not practice all week. He's been the top performer for a defensive line group that had largely been underperforming until a win over San Francisco on Nov. 11.

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Wide receiver Josh Gordon passed a physical with the Seattle Seahawks, clearing the way for possibly making his debut with the team next Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Gordon will practice this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Seahawks (7-2) claimed Gordon on Friday after the New England Patriots waived him off injured reserve a day earlier.

The Seattle Seahawks claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers on Friday. Gordon was waived off injured reserve by the New England Patriots on Thursday. Seattle hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and then will spend some time evaluating Gordon.

It has now been 1,000 days since Colin Kaepernick last played an NFL game and, in that time, 80 different quarterbacks have started in the regular season. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick, still just 31, completed 17 of 22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in a Week 17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at the end of the 2016 season. Only four players that week had a better quarterback rating than Kaepernick's 122.3.

To top things off, the Titans have looked like a mess heading into the season, so Cleveland should get ahead early and employ a run-heavy game script. Mark Ingram, BAL at MIA ($20): Miami appears to be Tanking for Tua or whatever other catchy moniker one can think of that combines losing and a top quarterback from the 2020 draft, so the Ravens will be heavily favored to come out of Week 1 with a win. Baltimore is already likely to employ a run-heavy approach with the fleet-footed Lamar Jackson under center, and the Ravens should double down on the run if they get out to an early lead as expected.

Competing for a job is old hat for Geno Smith. He competed to be a Day 1 starter for the New York Jets in 2013 after being the 39th-overall pick in that year's draft. The last two seasons he battled to be Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers' backup with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, respectively.

As he prepares to take the field with his fourth NFL team in the New York Giants, it's safe to say that Golden Tate has had a solid career up to this point. The Notre Dame product won a Super Bowl ring during his four years with the Seattle Seahawks, then posted three 1,000-yard seasons with the Detroit Lions before getting traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and signing with the Giants in free agency. Among the quarterbacks that Tate has worked with are Matt Hasselback, Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz and Nick Foles.

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